A YOUNG trainee hoping to find work has been recognised for his dedication in the classroom.
Scott Burn was named ‘Learner of the Month’ by Future Strategies, an independent training provider who have gained support from North Tyneside Council.
The company has provided training to more than 350 unemployed 16 to 18-year-olds, securing jobs for 95 youngsters in the North Tyneside region.
Scott, a member of the company’s pre-apprenticeship academy, was recognised for his outstanding work and commitment, receiving his award from Mayor Linda Arkley.
Scott said: “The Academy has helped me become a more confident individual.
“It has been thoroughly enjoyable, I have enhanced my customer service skills which I am able to draw on; I developed new skills and have a solid CV which I can build on in the future.”
Founder John Jones said: “The opportunity to train existing staff through a work-based approach, which for the majority of staff remains fully funded, offers employers a fantastic return on investment and has seen Future Strategies provide training and support to over 800 employees in a diverse range of over 80 local businesses.
“We are delighted that the Elected Mayor took time to visit us. It left us all feeling that we have a great advocate in Mrs Arkley as we all strive to improve the economy of North Tyneside.”
Mrs Arkley added: “It was a pleasure to meet Scott and present him with his award, and to find out more about the important work that Future Strategies are doing here in North Tyneside to support and develop our workforce.
“It’s especially important that we continue to offer our young people like Scott, the chance to gain relevant skills, qualifications and experience so that they can go on to be successful in the job market.”